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ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jul 1

    Uber's New (No) Privacy Policy

    Uber's New (No) Privacy Policy
    Uber has announced changes to its privacy policy which take effect July 15. These changes would allow Uber to do more than rate you - it would allow them to keep detailed information about your whereabouts even when you are...
  • Jun 30

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 204 A Crib Sheet for Contracts Profs Victor P. Goldberg Columbia Law School 2 158 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law…
  • Jun 29

    SCOTUS decision on the Spiderman Contract

    SCOTUS decision on the Spiderman Contract
    Given the major U.S. Supreme Court opinions that were released last week, it's no surprise that the one involving contracts, Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, didn't make the headlines. The case involved an agreement for the sale of a…
Rank this Week: 936

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Jun 30

    More Oil for a Slippery Slope: Quebec Court of Appeal Authorizes Class Action Against the Vehicle Manufacturer KIA

    More Oil for a Slippery Slope: Quebec Court of Appeal Authorizes Class Action Against the Vehicle Manufacturer KIA
    By Emira Tufo On June 12th, in Martel c. KIA Canada inc. (2015 QCCA 1033), the Quebec Court of Appeal reversed a ruling of the Superior Court which had refused to authorize a class action against a vehicle manufacturer, KIA, for allegedly…
  • Jun 18

    The SCC Monitor (18/06/2015)

    The SCC Monitor (18/06/2015)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Sam Rogers The Supreme Court of Canada has recently dismissed two leave applications and granted leave in one case that will be of interest to our readers. These…
  • Jun 16

    Melting Pot or Mosaic? The Ongoing Culture Shift since Hryniak

    Melting Pot or Mosaic? The Ongoing Culture Shift since Hryniak
    By Kelli McAllister Over the past year, courts across Canada have responded to the Supreme Court of Canada’s clarion call in Hryniak v Mauldin (“Hryniak”) for a culture shift to promote access to justice including through…
Rank this Week: 1232

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    New Overtime Rules: $970 Per Week Salary Proposed For White Collar Exemptions in 2016

    New Overtime Rules: $970 Per Week Salary Proposed For White Collar Exemptions in 2016
    By R. Calder Huntington The minimum weekly salary for exempt employees will be raised from the current $455 to a likely $970 in 2016, if the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) overtime pay revisions go into effect as proposed. In its…
  • Jun 26

    Same-Sex Marriage Equality: What Employers Need to Know After Obergefell

    Same-Sex Marriage Equality: What Employers Need to Know After Obergefell
    By Sarah Wisor Same-sex couples have a Constitutional right to marry and have their marriages recognized nationwide. In a 5-to-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that states are required to license a marriage between two people of…
  • Jun 25

    Affordable Care Act Survives Challenge: Tax Credits Available For Federal Exchange

    Affordable Care Act Survives Challenge: Tax Credits Available For Federal Exchange
    By Bret Busacker To avoid an economic “death spiral” of insurance markets, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that tax credits are available to individuals in states that have a federal exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care…
Rank this Week: 865

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Jun 30

    SBA OHA: NAICS Code Appeals Allowed On Unrestricted Procurement

    SBA OHA: NAICS Code Appeals Allowed On Unrestricted Procurement
    NAICS code appeals are now allowed on unrestricted procurements, so long as a change in NAICS code would affect the offeror’s size status for the procurement. In a recent size appeal decision, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals…
  • Jun 26

    Government Nears 25% In Small Business Awards; WOSBs & HUBZones Lag

    Government Nears 25% In Small Business Awards; WOSBs & HUBZones Lag
    The government awarded 24.99% of prime contracting dollars to small businesses in Fiscal Year 2014, a sharp increase over the 23.39% figure from 2013. The SBA’s 2014 Small Business Procurement Scorecard, which was released today, shows…
  • Jun 26

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 22-26, 2015

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 22-26, 2015
    As June winds down and we head into the last weekend of the month, I hope you are finding time to relax and catch up on your Vitamin D this summer.  There was a lot in the news this week, starting with the Supreme Court’s decision…
Rank this Week: 1305

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Jun 30

    “And the Plaintiffs Don’t Have to Sue My Competitors Because? . . . .”

    “And the Plaintiffs Don’t Have to Sue My Competitors Because? . . . .”
    One of the pet peeves of antitrust defendants is that the joint-and-several liability rule often means that plaintiffs can pick and choose which defendants to sue. (Plaintiffs will say – that’s a design feature of the antitrust…
  • Jun 23

    SCOTUS Reaffirms that in Antitrust Cases, It Gives Less Deference to Precedent

    SCOTUS Reaffirms that in Antitrust Cases, It Gives Less Deference to Precedent
    Yesterday, in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the rule first announced in Brulotte v. Thys Co., 379 U.S. 29 (1964), that a patentee cannot collect royalties on sales made after expiration of the patent. The…
  • Jun 16

    Is Antitrust Relevant for Startups, Emerging, and Non-Dominant Firms?

    Is Antitrust Relevant for Startups, Emerging, and Non-Dominant Firms?
    The answer is (surprise!) “yes.” There are a number of ways in which antitrust law is relevant to emerging and non-dominant companies. Those firms may: Need to deal with the dominant firms in their markets, including by (i)…
Rank this Week: 1345

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Jun 30

    Delaware Bans “Loser Pays” Bylaws & Authorizes Exclusive Forum Bylaw

    Delaware Bans “Loser Pays” Bylaws & Authorizes Exclusive Forum Bylaw
    The Delaware Governor has signed the latest Delaware amendments into law, taking effect on August 1st. We’re posting memos in our “Exclusive Forum Bylaws” Practice Area (also see this blog about whether the new law impacts…
  • Jun 26

    SEC Chair Speaks: Universal Proxy Ballots Coming?

    SEC Chair Speaks: Universal Proxy Ballots Coming?
    As reported by this WSJ article, SEC Chair White delivered this speech yesterday at the Society’s National Conference. In her speech – which focused on proxy-related matters – Chair White advised that she “asked the…
  • Jun 23

    Proxy Contests: Activist Influence Rising Despite Higher Company Win Rate

    Proxy Contests: Activist Influence Rising Despite Higher Company Win Rate
    According to this analysis by FactSet, proxy fight statistics so far for 2015 reveals an ongoing increase in activist influence. While the company win rate for proxy contests is up, so are settlements and non-proxy fight campaigns resulting…
Rank this Week: 903

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    $466.8 Million Jury Award to Irvine Company Upheld on Appeal

    $466.8 Million Jury Award to Irvine Company Upheld on Appeal
    Masimo Corporation’s lawsuit filed six years ago looks like it’s a step closer to resulting in nine figure dividends. Masimo sued Philips Electronics North American Corporation and Philips Medizin Systeme Boblingen, both…
  • Jun 23

    Trade Secrets At Issue in Litigation Between Breast Milk Companie

    Trade Secrets At Issue in Litigation Between Breast Milk Companie
    Trade secrets, such as customer lists, marketing plans and product formulas are what differentiates one company from another. They allow a company to be competitive and if they’re lost to another company, it can be a severe setback. A…
  • Jun 16

    If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Probably I

    If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Probably I
    If you’re offered solid returns on an investment that carries little or no risk you may want to pass. It may be a Ponzi scheme. A Ponzi scheme is a fraud dressed up as an investment. There is no real investment of funds, instead returns…
Rank this Week: 937

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Jun 29

    Decision Yields Hits and Misses for Plaintiff in Partnership Dissolution Case

    Decision Yields Hits and Misses for Plaintiff in Partnership Dissolution Case
    A recent decision by Justice Vito DeStefano in Breidbart v Olshan offers valuable pleading tips and identifies pleading pitfalls for practitioners in crafting complaints in partnership disputes. Learn more in this week's New York Business…
  • Jun 22

    Court-Ordered LLC Buy-Outs: What’s the Valuation Date?

    Court-Ordered LLC Buy-Outs: What’s the Valuation Date?
    In the absence of statutory authorization, a few courts have ordered equitable buy-outs in LLC dissolution cases. This week's New York Business Divorce examines an important question in such cases: What valuation date should be used?
  • Jun 15

    LegalZoom LLC Agreement: Bargain or Blunder?

    LegalZoom LLC Agreement: Bargain or Blunder?
    Online legal forms purveyor LegalZoom offers LLC formation packages for as little as $149 including an operating agreement. Are the savings worth it? Read one skeptic's opinion in this week's New York Business Divorce.
Rank this Week: 1039

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Regulatory Capture Vitiates State Action Immunity

    Regulatory Capture Vitiates State Action Immunity
    The Supreme Court has ruled that when an oversight mechanism created by a State—here a State Board—is under the control of those it was supposed to be regulating (sometimes referred to by economists as “regulatory…
  • Jun 18

    There Is Potential Federal Inconsistency Over ACO

    There Is Potential Federal Inconsistency Over ACO
    On June 4, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued final revisions to regulations governing accountable care organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”). Among them is one…
  • Jun 3

    Federal Trade Commission Continues March “to Set a Standard for the Industry” with Cephalon Settlement

    Federal Trade Commission Continues March “to Set a Standard for the Industry” with Cephalon Settlement
    On May 28, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced it had reached a $1.2 billion settlement with Teva Pharmaceuticals,[1] which acquired Cephalon in 2012, over reverse payment for its narcolepsy drug, Provigil.  The…
Rank this Week: 940

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 776

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Jun 24

    There's A Difference Between "Confidential And Proprietary Information" And A Trade Secret

    There's A Difference Between "Confidential And Proprietary Information" And A Trade Secret
    I can't remember the last time that the Business Court granted a motion opposing the designation of a case as a mandatory complex business case.  And since the Business Court Modernization Act went into effect in October 2014?  I…
  • Jun 17

    Something That You Might Not Have Known About Injunction

    Something That You Might Not Have Known About Injunction
    I had always thought that you need to post a bond in order to obtain an injunction, both in federal and state court.  It turns out that I was wrong. The federal rule seems to require a bond.  It says: (c) Security. The court may…
  • Jun 15

    Business Court: High To Low Posting of ATM Debit Card Transactions Properly Disclosed By Bank

    Business Court: High To Low Posting of ATM Debit Card Transactions Properly Disclosed By Bank
    The meaning of the word "item" was the definitive factor in the Business Court's decision last week in Gay v. People's Bank, 2015 NCBC 59. The case was an attempted class action involving claims against the Bank for allegedly improperly…
Rank this Week: 758

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Uber Driver Is An Employee According to California

    Uber Driver Is An Employee According to California
    The California Labor Commission recently ruled that a San Francisco Uber driver is an employee, not an independent contractor. This ruling, which came to light last Tuesday when Uber filed an appeal, could have major ramifications. The debate…
  • Jun 18

    Things to Know When Bringing on Startup Advisor

    Things to Know When Bringing on Startup Advisor
    Startup advisors can be an extremely valuable resource for early-stage companies. Typically advisors bring startup experience, a large network of entrepreneurs, investors and other types of advisors, and sound business advice for growing your…
  • Jun 2

    Employee Equity: How to Slice the Pie?

    Employee Equity: How to Slice the Pie?
    Startup founders will often wonder how much employee equity they should give.  While there is no bright line rule for this situation, there are a number of factors to consider to craft the appropriate equity compensation plan for your…
Rank this Week: 1281

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
Rank this Week: 711

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jun 19

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help
    With Debt Collection, Communication Can Cost You Are you currently being pursued in a debt collection action? Communication between the debt collection agency and yourself can mean more than you think. Collections agency and debt collections…
  • Jun 18

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement
    Embezzlement Embezzlement is the act of dishonestly withholding assets for the purpose of theft. More specifically, embezzlement is financial fraud, an example of this would be a financial advisor who embezzle the funds of his investors. The…
  • Jun 17

    Sued by Stillman Law Office in Michigan? We can help

    Sued by Stillman Law Office in Michigan? We can help
    Sued by Stillman Law Office in Michigan? We can help If you owe a creditor money, they have various ways they can go about collecting a debt, some more friendly to the debtor than others. But the most direct avenue a creditor can use to…
Rank this Week: 807

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Just a couple of thoughts on ASARCO.

    Just a couple of thoughts on ASARCO.
    I think that the dissent was closer to being right than the majority opinion was (of course I think so:  I was one of four folks on this amicus brief), and that Congress should fix the problem by adopting the test that we proposed in our…
  • Jun 10

    BRAVO, Team DRC-Hubo @UNLV!

    BRAVO, Team DRC-Hubo @UNLV!
    Taken directly from our announcement--couldn't have written it better myself:On behalf of Dean Rama Venkat, the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is proud to announce that our team DRC-Hubo @UNLV finished in eighth place among the…
  • May 30

    Wishing Professor Paul Oh and his team the best of luck in the DARPA Robotics Challenge!

    Wishing Professor Paul Oh and his team the best of luck in the DARPA Robotics Challenge!
    Not that very long ago, UNLV was lucky enough to persuade Professor Paul Oh to join our faculty.  He and his team are about to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, and I'm rooting for Hubo (now the "Metal Rebel") to win.I've been…
Rank this Week: 852

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
  • May 13

    Proposed 1031 Exchange Change

    Proposed 1031 Exchange Change
    WealthManagement.com: The Fiscal Year 2016 Budget proposes a modification of like-kind exchange transactions. As in the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, the Administration proposes to limit the amount of capital gain deferred under Section 1031 of…
Rank this Week: 961

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…
    Revoking a Will In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and what kinds of assets /…
  • Jun 12

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid
    Formalities required for a Will to be valid In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and…
  • Jun 12

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 939

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

Addressing common and not-so-common issues in business law and litigation. By Isaac H Winer.

http://ihwlaw.me/
  • Jun 2

    Pre-dispute jury trial waiver is unenforceable in California… sometimes federal court, too

    Pre-dispute jury trial waiver is unenforceable in California… sometimes federal court, too
    Given the frequent use of pre-litigation jury trial waivers in contracts, it may be news to some that such waivers are considered unenforceable under California law since the California supreme court’s decision in…
  • May 28

    Which gTLD .sucks — protecting your business brand

    Which gTLD .sucks — protecting your business brand
    Since ICANN – the organization that allocates domain names — approved an initiative in 2011 to add thousands of new “generic” Top-Level Domains (gTLD), over 635 new gTLDs have been registered.  Many of…
  • May 27

    Selling stock for a promissory note may be unlawful

    Selling stock for a promissory note may be unlawful
    Did you know that selling stock in exchange for an unsecured promissory note may be unlawful, void or voidable?  In an area like Silicon Valley where stock may be worth a fortune from the second a company is born,…
Rank this Week: 1260

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

http://bongiovilaw.com/blog/
  • May 19

    How to Start a Business in Las Vega

    How to Start a Business in Las Vega
    By popular demand, here is the checklist for starting a business in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City and Clark County.  First, Southern Nevada is a bit wacky in its structure. While it would make sense for there to be…
  • May 19

    How to Start a Business in Las Vega

    How to Start a Business in Las Vega
    By popular demand, here is the checklist for starting a business in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City and Clark County.  First, Southern Nevada is a bit wacky in its structure. While it would make sense for there to be…
  • May 19

    How to Start a Business in Las Vega

    How to Start a Business in Las Vega
    By popular demand, here is the checklist for starting a business in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City and Clark County.  First, Southern Nevada is a bit wacky in its structure. While it would make sense for there to be…
Rank this Week: 875

The Business Technology Law Blog

The Business Technology Law Blog

Covers legal issues impacting the technologies that businesses use to make money and grow. By Bradley Gross.

http://www.bradleygross.com/
  • Mar 25

    The Question Every Airline Needs to Answer: Why No Cockpit Video?

    The Question Every Airline Needs to Answer: Why No Cockpit Video?
    I'm going to take a moment from my usual legal technology-related posts to pose an obvious but unanswered question to the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as the airlines themselves: Why aren't commercial aircraft cockpits equipped…
  • Feb 5

    Left Shark Isn't As Scary As the Lawyers Protecting It

    Left Shark Isn't As Scary As the Lawyers Protecting It
    It's been reported that over a hundred million people watched Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show. If you're one of those people, then you likely saw the dancing sharks that accompanied her on stage.  I've heard lots of opinions about…
  • Feb 3

    It's In The Game...But Should EA Pay For It?

    It's In The Game...But Should EA Pay For It?
    Electronic Arts makes some of the most realistic sports video games on the market.  To do this, EA uses the likenesses of real players, and captures each player's unique physical appearance and signature moves.  EA’s games…
Rank this Week: 932

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

Reviews published and unpublished civil law decisions of importance issued by the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court. By Glenn Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1035

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Feb 24

    New tax on alcohol sales in Boston proposed

    New tax on alcohol sales in Boston proposed
    The Boston Globe reports that two Boston city councilors have filed paperwork to begin a process that could result in a substantial new citywide tax on the sale of alcohol, and to use the millions of dollars in expected revenue exclusively on…
  • Feb 20

    BYOB in Boston?

    BYOB in Boston?
    Bring your own booze could become a reality in Boston in the near future. At-large City Councilors Michelle Wu and Stephen Murphy have submitted a proposal to allow smaller restaurants the option of offering BYOB service to diners, reports…
  • Jan 17

    Northampton Seeks Additional License

    Northampton Seeks Additional License
    The Northampton City Council agreed to adopt a resolution to create 5 new liquor licenses for 5 existing businesses. Mayor David Narkewicz hopes this is the first step in getting rid of the quota system, and giving local city and towns (like…
Rank this Week: 1264

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Feb 20

    First Cherry Blossom

    First Cherry Blossom
    Wet and temperate in Seattle this morning. And look, Spring!
  • Feb 9

    Lark & Environ

    Lark & Environ
    Interesting stuff going on at, let's call it 10th and Seneca, about a half block east of Broadway off Madison. Lark has recently moved there, and, based on one dinner experience at the new location, is as good or better...
  • Jan 25

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
Rank this Week: 728

Dallas Non-Compete Lawyer

Dallas Non-Compete Lawyer

Covers Texas non-compete and trade secrets law. By the Law Offices of Robert J. Wood.

http://www.texasnoncompetelaw.com/
  • Feb 6

    Texas Noncompete Agreements Must Be Reasonable in Scope

    Texas Noncompete Agreements Must Be Reasonable in Scope
    Hiring employees, training them, and granting them access to industry secrets or client lists exposes employers to the possibility that employees will utilize this valued information against them.  In order to protect themselves,…
  • Feb 6

    Oral Promises Enforceable in Texa

    Oral Promises Enforceable in Texa
    “An oral contract is as good as the paper it is written on”—this is simply not true.  In fact, a Texas jury awarded $11 billion dollars in damages to Pennzoil when Texaco interfered with an oral contract for the sale of…
  • Jan 8

    Choice of Law in Texas Noncompete Litigation

    Choice of Law in Texas Noncompete Litigation
    When contracting with another party, it is essential to understand which state law will govern your contract in the event you find yourself in a contractual dispute.  What might seem to be a reasonable provision, agreed upon by all…
Rank this Week: 772

Maryland Law Blogger

Maryland Law Blogger

Covers corporate & franchise law issues. By Raymond McKenzie.

http://www.marylandlawblogger.com
  • Oct 23

    What You Need to Know About Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Certification

    What You Need to Know About Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Certification
    Service Disabled Veteran-Owner Business (“SDVOB”) Certification Requirements:   1. The service-disabled veteran must have a service-connected disability that has been determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs or…
  • Oct 23

    What is FATCA and Who Does It Apply To?

    What is FATCA and Who Does It Apply To?
    Does the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, 26 U.S.C. sec. 1471 et seq. (“FATCA”) apply to funds transferred from one non-U.S. foreign entity to a second non-U.S. foreign entity where such funds are transferred at least in part…
  • Oct 23

    Sample Confessed Judgment Note for Commercial Use

    Sample Confessed Judgment Note for Commercial Use
    CONFESSED JUDGMENT NOTE [SAMPLE]  Amount – Date –             The undersigned __________________________ (hereinafter referred to as “Maker”) hereby promises…
Rank this Week: 1008

Nathan Roach

Nathan Roach

Covers technology, intellectual property, and business law.

http://www.nathanroach.com/
  • Aug 26

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014
    After lots of advocacy, and a few false starts, investment crowdfunding is coming to Texas. Regardless of what happens with JOBS Act Title III crowdfunding, Texas is poised to be the first state to begin equity crowdfunding en masse. Because…
  • Aug 8

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork
    New Form 1023-EZ expedites forming 501(c)3 charities Creating a non-profit organization takes work. You have to raise funds, organize a board of directors, and conduct the actual charitable work. So, when many organizers learn that the…
  • Aug 8

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork
    New Form 1023-EZ expedites forming 501(c)3 charities Creating a non-profit organization takes work. You have to raise funds, organize a board of directors, and conduct the actual charitable work. So, when many organizers learn that the…
Rank this Week: 1335

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
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CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market SurveillanceIn a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial…
  • Aug 6

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint
    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget ConstraintsRecently appointed CFTC Chairman Tim Massad announced last week that there were “a lot of things” he would like to do to continue the CFTC’s goal of regulating financial…
  • Jul 28

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”
    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a stern warning to financial regulators in the United States and abroad that market fragmentation could have grave consequences on the…
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La pub et le droit

La pub et le droit

Covers advertising law. By Natalie Gauthier.

http://publiciteetdroit.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 8

    La pub et le droit a 10 an

    La pub et le droit a 10 an
    La pub et le droit fêtera son 10eanniversaire le 1er août. Des centaines d'heures de recherches jurisprudentielles et législatives pour donner plus de 182 billets mensuels, vous donnant ainsi un rendez-vous le 1er jour du…
  • Jun 1

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement
    Un rappel sur la portée de la clause de non-conurrence avec l’arrêt Soins santé Portneuf c. Savard, 2013 QCCQ 6961. Santé Portneuf est une agence de placement auprès des centres hospitaliers et…
  • May 1

    Les multinationales de tabac

    Les multinationales de tabac
    Une décision importante qui est pourtant passée inaperçu en juillet dernier, celle concernant le droit du gouvernement du Québec de poursuivre les multinationales de tabac dont le siège social est…
Rank this Week: 1048

South Carolina Retail &…

South Carolina Retail & Hospitality Law Blog

Covers legal trends for South Carolina retailers and hospitality-related entities. By Christian Stegmaier.

http://www.retailhospitalitylaw.com/
  • Jan 27

    Super Bowl Sunday and Social Host Responsibilities: Keeping the Party “In Bounds” and Safe

    Super Bowl Sunday and Social Host Responsibilities: Keeping the Party “In Bounds” and Safe
    If history is any indicator, this coming Sunday – like every Super Bowl Sunday before it – willPost by Chair Christian Stegmaierbe a big event in the United States.  It’s been estimated only Thanksgiving is a bigger day…
  • Jan 13

    New Year’s Resolutions: Don't let volunteer efforts become a legal hazard

    New Year’s Resolutions: Don't let volunteer efforts become a legal hazard
    A common New Year’s resolution is to volunteer.  In fact, www.health.comranks it as one of the top 10 healthiest resolutions one can make, as volunteering has been linked with increased levels of happiness and decreased…
  • Jan 6

    Restaurant Week Begins This Week in South Carolina

    Restaurant Week Begins This Week in South Carolina
    Starting Thursday, January 9, South Carolina will be participating in the 11-day celebration that is Restaurant Week. South Carolinian foodies will get a chance to enjoy a variety of exceptional dishes and amazing values during dinner from…
Rank this Week: 1033

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 943

Responsabilidad y Derecho

Responsabilidad y Derecho

Covers the development of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Colombia.

http://responsabilidadyderecho.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    Sobre el "Registro de Contribuyentes Socialmente Responsables" de la AFIP... Y una pregunta para hacerse.

    Sobre el "Registro de Contribuyentes Socialmente Responsables" de la AFIP... Y una pregunta para hacerse.
    A finales del 2012, la Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos de Argentina, mejor conocida como la AFIP *, expidió la resolución Nº 3424 de 2012 (vigente desde el 2 de enero 2013), mediante la cual se…
  • Mar 18

    La materia ambiental en la Constitución Política Colombiana

    La materia ambiental en la Constitución Política Colombiana
    El reconocimiento que el Constituyente de 1991 hizo del Medio Ambiente como elemento esencial para el desarrollo humano, al igual que el establecimiento de su defensa como objetivo de principio dentro de la forma organizativa del Estado…
  • Jan 17

    Buen Gobierno en las Relaciones Laborale

    Buen Gobierno en las Relaciones Laborale
    Entrevista al abogado y filósofo colombiano, Julio César Carrillo, especialista en Derecho Laboral y en Pedagogía de los Valores, en la que habla sobre la importancia de humanizar tanto la concepción como la…
Rank this Week: 1085

Global General Counsel

Global General Counsel

Covers corporate legal matters and intellectual property law. By Laura Peter.

http://globalgeneralcounsel.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 9

    One Step Closer to a Unified EU Patent System

    One Step Closer to a Unified EU Patent System
    On June 29, 2012, EU leaders reached agreement on the location of a new European patent court. The court will be split between three seats, with London, Paris and Munich each handling a distinct function.
  • Jan 24

    Patent Titans Move to Represent Patent Troll

    Patent Titans Move to Represent Patent Troll
    I saw this article from the Wall Street Journal (dated January 23, 2012): http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203750404577173402442681284.html
  • Jan 10

    Support the Fordham Securities Moot Court Competition

    Support the Fordham Securities Moot Court Competition
    As a firm believer in the duty of every practicing lawyer to coach and mentor the next generation of good lawyers, I fully support practicing lawyers engaging with law students to help them advance their art and expertise. I was requested to…
Rank this Week: 1087

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Covers collection agencies, collection law firms, and debt collection. By Nitzkin & Associates.

http://michigancollectionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 854

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

Covers crime and criminal justice (Stuntz), corporate governance, credit, and bankruptcy (Skeel), the culture wars, politics, literature and the arts, and other topics. By Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/dskeel/
  • Feb 26

    Less than the Least

    Less than the Least
    This blog nearly didn’t begin.  Right after we first started talking about the blog four years ago, Bill got his cancer diagnosis.   Bill already had endured eight years of excruciating back problems, and…
  • Feb 26

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

    The Latest on Bill and his Work
    Here is a lovely article in the Boston Globe about Bill's rush to finish The Collapse of American Criminal Justice in the final months of his life.Adam Gopnik discusses Bill's book in some detail in the a New Yorker piece...
  • Feb 26

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
Rank this Week: 725

Dividends and Preferences

Dividends and Preferences

Musings on Venture Capital, Technology and Entrepreneurship. By Hank J. Heyming.

http://www.dividendsandpreferences.com/
  • Jan 24

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective
    {EAV:984c4a016f17013d} Microsoft acquires Skype! Largest Microsoft acquisition ever!! Facebook jilted!!! Google jilted!!!! Wait, Facebook wins through Microsoft!!!!! Wait, Microsoft overpaid by $4 billion with a B!!!!!! OMG Google just…
  • May 10

    Nerd Chic

    Nerd Chic
    Lately, I've noticed a new twist to the typical ebb and flow of the fashion wars.  It occurred to me that, for perhaps the first time in my lifetime, it is cool right now to be a nerd.
  • Apr 25

    Out and About

    Out and About
    Hey folks -- I'm getting ready to head down to the RTP area for the annual CED Venture Conference.  This year it is in downtown Raleigh, instead of Pinehurst, and looks to be bigger and better than ever. So, if anyone happens to be in the…
Rank this Week: 1093

Florida Collection Law Blog

Florida Collection Law Blog

Covers consumer, commercial, and medical debt collection in Florida. By Jorge M. Abril.

http://floridacollectionlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1001

California Collection Attorney

California Collection Attorney

Covers commercial debt collection. By Sakaida & Bui.

http://www.californiacollectionattorney.net/blog/
  • May 20

    Credit Card Defense

    Credit Card Defense
    When it comes to personal credit card debt, one of the most important things that you need to figure out when you are faced with a lawsuit is figuring out who owns the debt and who is suing you. You might have to obtain the information…
  • Jan 18

    Less Credit Card Default In December

    Less Credit Card Default In December
    Credit card companies saw a decrease in the number of credit card accounts falling into default in the month of December than in any month in 2010. All six of the biggest card issuers posted their lowest rates for charge-off or accounts…
  • Dec 25

    Family Law Judgment

    Family Law Judgment
    Unlike regular civil judgments, a family law judgment does not expired after 10 years requiring the party with the favorable judgment to renew it. Family law judgment last longer and are the exception to the 10 year rule. The exception was…
Rank this Week: 819

The Law According to Nevada

The Law According to Nevada

Dedicated to issues in the world of business and law. By Kirk Nevada Walker.

http://nevadawalker.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    CourtFish.com

    CourtFish.com
    Here is a great new website that allows customers to instantly chat/email with a real attorney about his/her legal problem. It also allows one to hire someone to help with their legal issues for a much lower price than is quoted by lawyers. I…
  • Dec 30

    Rolling Your Retirement Account to an IRA opens the Door for Future Creditor

    Rolling Your Retirement Account to an IRA opens the Door for Future Creditor
    I worked in the stock market for eight years and there are a surprising number of people who automatically roll over their 401(k) or 403(b) to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)once they have left their employers. Some do not even know…
  • Dec 29

    Trademarks - What's So Special about the ® ?

    Trademarks - What's So Special about the ® ?
    A trademark is any word, name, symbol, or device used by a person or which a person has a bona fide intention to use in commerce to indicate the source of goods or services and distinguish his or her goods. Trademarks are types of…
Rank this Week: 1032

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2318

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jul 2

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for the July Fourth Weekend

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for the July Fourth Weekend
    These are some of the compliance-related stories I set aside to read this holiday weekend. What Do Rating Agencies Think about “Too-Big-to-Fail” Since Dodd-Frank? by Gara Afonso and João Santos in Liberty Street Economics…
  • Jul 1

    How to Allocate Broken Deal Expenses After the KKR Case?

    How to Allocate Broken Deal Expenses After the KKR Case?
    The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) with misallocating more than $17 million in “broken deal” expenses to its private equity funds as a breach of KKR’s fiduciary duty. The…
  • Jun 30

    Allocation of Broken Deal Expense

    Allocation of Broken Deal Expense
    The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) with misallocating more than $17 million in “broken deal” expenses to its private equity funds. The SEC found this to be a breach of…
Rank this Week: 4948

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Jul 2

    Doing Business in Canada: Read the latest updates to our popular guide

    Doing Business in Canada: Read the latest updates to our popular guide
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP McCarthy Tétrault’s Doing Business in Canada is an indispensable reference tool for lawyers and business persons regarding the legal aspects of establishing or acquiring a business in Canada. The…
  • Jun 30

    Keeping it Clean

    Keeping it Clean
    Clean Teams: a way to keep your options open in M&A transactions By Patrick Boucher and Fraser Bourne In the context of M&A transactions, the use of “clean rooms” (i.e., data rooms containing commercially sensitive…
  • Apr 28

    “Golden Leash” arrangements secure ISS’s cautious nod

    “Golden Leash” arrangements secure ISS’s cautious nod
    By Shane C. D'Souza and Deandra Schubert After taking a break last proxy season, “golden leash” arrangements are back in the spotlight. A few days ago, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) gave…
Rank this Week: 1843

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 2

    Uber Highlights Employee Misclassification Issues in a High-Tech World

    Uber Highlights Employee Misclassification Issues in a High-Tech World
    Uber’s recent legal setback in California over employee misclassification issues highlights the dilemma faced by many employers across the country. As many other employers confront similar legal controversies, this as well as other…
  • Jul 1

    SEC Cracking Down on Adviser’s Retirement Advice

    SEC Cracking Down on Adviser’s Retirement Advice
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced a new compliance initiative that will target the retirement advice doled out by brokers and other financial advisers. Dubbed the “Retirement-Targeted Industry Reviews and…
  • Jun 30

    Could Your Cyber Insurance Policy Unexpectedly Let You Down?

    Could Your Cyber Insurance Policy Unexpectedly Let You Down?
    Cyber insurance policies are currently being heavily marketed amid highly publicized data breaches involving millions of records. But is having a cyber insurance policy a wise choice to protect your company in the wake of a costly data…
Rank this Week: 1520

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

Covers business and legal issues for entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. By DLA Piper.

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Jul 1

    SEC Proposes Clawback Rule

    SEC Proposes Clawback Rule
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com   The SEC has proposed rules requiring listed issuers to adopt and comply with written “clawback” policies. These policies would need to provide that, if a listed…
  • Jun 30

    Delaware Permits Exclusive Forum Provisions, Bars Fee-Shifting Provision

    Delaware Permits Exclusive Forum Provisions, Bars Fee-Shifting Provision
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com   Exclusive Forum Provisions We have previously blogged about Delaware corporations considering, and Delaware courts upholding, “exclusive forum” provisions in…
  • Jun 17

    IMPLEMENTING CALIFORNIA’S PAID SICK LEAVE LAW: 10 ACTION ITEMS

    IMPLEMENTING CALIFORNIA’S PAID SICK LEAVE LAW: 10 ACTION ITEMS
    From our colleagues Lucas V. Muñoz, Margaret Keane, Ben Gipson and Daniel Lac Beginning July 1, 2015, employers in the State of California are required to provide employees with paid sick leave (PSL) under the California Healthy…
Rank this Week: 1979

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

A collection of insights and analysis on hot topics impacting companies, funds, dealmakers and directors. By Akin Gump.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • Jul 1

    Proposed DOL Rule Seeks to Require the Provision of Overtime Pay to Millions of Additional Employee

    Proposed DOL Rule Seeks to Require the Provision of Overtime Pay to Millions of Additional Employee
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a proposed rule that would amend the executive, administrative and professional exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The exemptions exclude workers in such positions from the…
  • Jun 30

    Recommended Reading: Getting to Know You: The Case of Significant Shareholder Engagement

    Recommended Reading: Getting to Know You: The Case of Significant Shareholder Engagement
    This week we highlight F. William McNabb III recent keynote address at Lazard’s 2015 Director Event, “Shareholder Expectations: The New Paradigm for Directors.” Mr. McNabb is the Chairman and CEO of Vanguard.  This post…
  • Jun 28

    Cyber risks -- Congressional Letter to SEC

    Cyber risks -- Congressional Letter to SEC
    On June 18, 2015, Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Jim Himes (D-CT) sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) calling for updated cybersecurity disclosure guidance for publicly traded companies. Shareholders need…
Rank this Week: 2695